The Old Ballpark


Barney Greengrass, the venerable Upper West Side fish counter, is running a special today; in honor of its centennial, prices are kicked back to 1908 levels, when a nickel got you a soda and a quarter a bowl of borscht. In those days, the Yanks played at Hilltop Park, pictured above in 1912. Look closely and you can see the prices: .75 cents for the grandstands, .50 for general admission, and a quarter for the bleachers. Don’t bet on the Steinbrenners running the same promotion when they move into the new digs in the Bronx.

[Ed Note: The Greengrass event is today, Wednesday.]

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  • PS: On a day like this, with the mercury pushing 100, ain’t you glad the three-piece suit and bowler is no longer de riguer for the well-attired fan?
    It is a good look, though.

    YF June 10, 2008, 6:09 pm
  • I’m bummed that I completely forgot to pass by Barney Greengrass yesterday, and I was in the area! I’m guessing the lines were huge and the weather was awful, so maybe it was okay that I missed it.

    Nick-YF June 11, 2008, 9:02 am

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